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Tough win: Initial Concept and jockey Marco Chui (inside) edge out Crafty Lodger and Mark Forder at Geraldton Turf Club yesterday.
Tough win: Initial Concept and jockey Marco Chui (inside) edge out Crafty Lodger and Mark Forder at Geraldton Turf Club yesterday.

A step up to Perth racing is on the cards for Initial Concept after the impressive galloper won her third race in a row yesterday.

Trainer Murray Sharp was pleased with the four-year-old’s victory in the Louchecker.com Handicap (1200m) at Geraldton Turf Club.

Jockey Marco Chui sat the chestnut on the pace after the field of eight jumped from the barriers.

He then had plenty of galloping run in the straight and Initial Concept ($2.80) responded by holding off Crafty Lodger ($6) by a short head.

Sharp said a trip to Perth is likely to be the mare’s next test.

Full story in today's print edition.

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